moments like these

baby,Motherhood,personal,29 January 2016

Two weeks more or less at home with this little frog. Feels great. I was afraid I wouldn’t have as much time to bound with this baby as I had with Greta, but I’ve really taken time to just stare, get to know and admire him. I was complete before but even more so now. It’s just me and my children. I live for them and nothing else really matters right now.

This time is important. It goes by fast but will be remembered and cherished forever, by all of us. Looking back at pictures and videos of Greta is one of my favorite things and brings back so many emotions and feelings.

Family is everything, whatever family means to each individual. Our security blanket, source of strength, faith, understanding, hope and most importantly it’s the purest form of love that exist. This weekend will be all about family, and tomorrow I’m turning 28. Happy to be exactly where I want to be. LOVE.

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Pictures by Janita Autio



mommy-baby pampering

baby,Motherhood,pregnancy,22 January 2016

Good morning from the baby bubble. Me and Greta are up early after a long night shift, for me… Our baby is suffering from a little stomach ache, so I try to help him out by rubbing his tummy and feet right after I nurse him. It helps a lot, but if of course requires me to stay somewhat awake throughout the night on top of all the nursing and pumping (the amount of milk is ridiculous). However, once again I’m so amazed by the hormones helping me out.

Speaking of baby massage, it is something I can’t recommend enough. When Greta was six weeks old my mother gifted me with a few massage classes. It turned out to become one of the most useful gifts I’ve ever received. I gave her a somewhat full body massage every night before going to bed for months, which resulted in at least cry less nights even though she kept me up nursing a lot.

I know there are a lot of baby massage classes offered also for free, but the one I took was held at Organic Spirit located in Lauttasaari, Helsinki. I also pampered myself with a few hours of pregnancy massage  at this particular place while pregnant.

Besides a bubbly stomach we are doing great and Greta is such a good big sister! We are all shocked at how well and smooth everything has went so far. Taking time to settle in has been really good for everyone and we have focused only on family. Enjoying every minute.

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Pictures by Janita Autio